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Friday, November 8, 2013
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12:00am [12:00am] THE CHRIS CAIN BAND (cont.)
Description:
"Blues"

Chris Cain - guitar/vocals
Mick Mestek - drums
Steve Evans - bass
Greg Rahn - keyboards

Chris Cain's jazz-tinged, blues soaked guitar and deep, warm vocals have the maturity and authenticity of bluesmen many years his senior. His expressive style is the result of a lifetime of study and the relentless pursuit of music mastery.
At the age of eight, Cain taught himself to play guitar and began playing professionally before he was eighteen. Chris studied music at San Jose City College, and was soon teaching jazz improvisation on campus. Over the next twenty years, Cain would also master piano, bass guitar, clarinet, alto and tenor saxophone. The combination of his blues upbringing and his jazz studies melded to form the searing guitar style that sets Chris Cain apart and has moved him to the top ranks of the blues music scene.
Cain's debut recording, Late Night City Blues (Blue Rock'it Records-1987) garnered four W.C. Handy Blues Award nominations, including Guitarist of the Year."

Most people know Mick Mestek for his work with Tower of Power, with whom he toured for three years and recorded the 1987 album "Power". Among Mick's many touring and recording credits include Etta James, Tracy Nelson, Buddy Miles, Pete Escovedo, Charlie Musselwhite, Omega, Tommy Castro, Daniel Castro, Ron Thompson, Roy Rogers, Curtis Ohlson, Rosie Gaines, Ray Obiedo and a who's who of Bay Area favorites including The Hoodoo Rhythm Devils, Tortilla Soup and Manzo. Recently Mick got back together with his brothers in funk, Tower of Power, for the band's 40th anniversary celebration at The Fillmore.

Steve Evans has backed numerous icons of R&B including Etta James, Bo Diddley, Mary Wells, Charlie Musselwhite, Big Mama Thornton, Tracy Nelson, Lee Dorsey. Pee Wee Ellis, The Drifters, and rock artists Bob Weir & Kingfish, Brian Auger, Joan Baez, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Maria Muldaur, Swiss pop star Phil Carmen (featuring Dire straits drummer Pick Withers) and more. In the last decade and a half, Steve has recorded and/or toured nationally and internationally with numerous guitar greats including slide guitar virtuoso Roy Rogers, Pat Travers, Harvey Mandel, Coco Montoya and more.

Greg Rahn has played keyboards with a diverse range of artists from latin jazz greats Ray Obiedo, Pete Escovedo, Juan Escovedo and Roger Glenn to rock guitar legend Ronnie Montrose. A passionate composer and audio engineer, Greg's work can be heard on albums by Cake, The VW Brothers, Jim Chappel, C3 Fuzzion, and Pride & Joy, as well as over 165 video games such as Guitar Hero, Rugrats and Sponge Bob. He has also played on national TV ads for Hershey's, Huggies and Rice a Roni. His soundtracks have been honored with various industry awards.

$15
Doors open 7:30

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7:00pm [7:30pm] Happy Hour & A Half
Description:
Live music with MARK COMSTOCK
No cover charge
Come hang out, chat and have fun!

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11:00pm [11:00pm] SOUL POWER
Description:
“Soul, Funk and R&B”


Tommy Banks - vocals
Ian Willson - sax
Michael Ray Ray - drums
Loren Linnard - keys
Peter Fujii - guitar
Scott Willson - bass
Robert Todd – taritone sax
Glenn Appell - Trumpet
Patrick Malabuyo – trombone

Soul Power blends the sophisticated sound of the Berkeley East  Side Horns with a very funky rhythm section.

$10
Doors open 7:30